Research is focused on various aspects of modelling and control of internal combustion engines. Cylinder pressure based methods play a central part.
Feedback control of Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) combustion using cylinder pressure for feedback is a recent topic, where the control problem consists of preparing a homogeneous charge such that compression ignition takes place at the desired crank angle. Real-time heat release analysis of the cylinder pressure trace provides quantitative feedback about ignition timing.
- Research project with GM-Powertrain about turbo-charged HCCI
Diesel HCCI on Multi-Cylinder Engine
- Research project with Volvo Powertrain about controlling Diesel-fuelled HCCI engines
From Lund University
- “The Use of Cylinder Pressure for Estimation of the In-Cylinder Air/Fuel Ratio of an Internal Combustion Engine”, P. Tunestal, PhD thesis, University of California, Berkeley CA, USA, December 2000.
- “In-Cylinder Measurement for Engine Cold-Start Control”, P. Tunestal, M. Wilcutts, A. T. Lee, and J. K. Hedrick, IEEE Conference on Control Applications, Kona HI, USA, August 1999.
- “Hybrid Control of a Manufacturing Transport System”, P. Tunestal and M. Krucinski, 36th Conference on Decision and Control, San Diego CA, USA, December 1997.
- “Scanned Image Processor for X11/Motif”, P. Tunestal, Master thesis, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund, Sweden, February 1993.
- Received MS degree in Engineering Physics from Lund Institute of Technology 1993
- Started PhD studies at Lund Institute of Technology 1993
- Awarded fellowship from Swedish Research Council for Engineering Sciences for PhD studies at the University of California, Berkeley 1994
- Started PhD studies at UC Berkeley 1994
- Received PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley 2000
- Started employment as Assistant Professor at the Lund Institute of Technology, Combustion Engines 2000
- Received PhD degree in Heat and Power Engineering from Lund Institute of Technology 2001
- Promoted to Associate Professor (Docent) in June 2005